Skip to main content

Teaching

This guide contains great resources for teachers about many of issues in teaching.

Featured Books

The Mindfulness Schools Curriculum for Adolescents

A flexible set of lessons tailored to the developmental needs of adolescents, based on research in behavioral science. Arguably, no student population stands to gain more from mindfulness practice-- with its power to enhance emotion regulation, attention stability, and self- awareness-- than students between the ages of thirteen and twenty. Each lesson in this book includes a "science supplement" with research findings relevant to the practice, and handouts summarizing key aspects of the lesson that can be distributed to students.

Teaching When the World Is on Fire

Lisa Delpit gathers all-star advice for K-12 teachers on engaging students around today's toughest issues. Is it okay to discuss politics in class? How can teachers talk about immigration without putting undocumented students in the spotlight or at risk? What are constructive ways to help young people process the daily news coverage of sexual assault? Hate speech? This timely, urgent volume is sure to inspire teachers who are eager to support their students in navigating the current events, cultural shifts, and social dilemmas that shape our communities, our country, and our world.

Better Than Carrots or Sticks

Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together. After a comprehensive overview of the roots of the restorative practices movement in schools, the authors explain how to * Establish procedures and expectations for student behavior that encourage the development of positive interpersonal skills; * Develop a nonconfrontational rapport with even the most challenging students; and * Implement conflict resolution strategies that prioritize relationship building and mutual understanding over finger-pointing and retribution.

Sail the 7 Cs with Microsoft Education

In Sail the 7 Cs with Microsoft Education, veteran educators Becky Keene and Kathi Kersznowski bring the world into your classroom through Microsoft Education. Learn how this suite of accessible, innovative digital tools is revolutionizing education around the globe and offering students the chance to become true changemakers.

Teacher's Field Guide

Fifty percent of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Of those who stay, most go through periods of burnout. This book offers tips, tools, and strategies to lessen the stress, and increase the joy in teaching. It supports each teacher in seven important areas of their personal and professional lives:

Stepping up to Google Classroom

Stepping Up to Google Classroom empowers educators to take the leap into the digital classroom with confidence and purpose. By guiding readers through fifty straightforward and accessible steps and offering a host of tips for customization, this book ensures that teachers with all levels of tech comfortability can make the most of Google Classroom's powerful tools. It's designed to help you go beyond a merely paperless approach to education and instead use technology to improve student engagement and learning.

The Beginning Teacher's Field Guide

The joys and pains of starting a teaching career often go undiscussed. This field guide dives deep into the personal side of teaching, offering crucial advice, empathy, and new-teacher support. The author details six phases every new or first-year teacher goes through (anticipation, survival, disillusionment, rejuvenation, reflection, and second anticipation) and outlines targeted classroom strategies, teaching tips, and self-care practices for each.

Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners Through Active and Experiential Learning Strategies

This book explores the integration of active and experiential learning approaches and activities including gamification, social media integration, and project- and scenario-based learning, as they relate to the development of authentic skill-building, communication, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills in learners. Readers will find guidelines for the development of participatory peer-learning, cooperative education, and service learning opportunities in the online classroom. In addition, the authors provide effective learning strategies, resources, and tools that align learner engagement with course outcomes.

Control Alt Achieve

Eric Curts offers you the keys to revolutionizing classroom learning with the Google tools you already use. Dazzle your students by transforming Google Docs into blackout poetry, fire up creative possibilities by using Google Slides for comic strips, and make math more accessible and fun by turning to Google Drawings as an unlikely ally.

Vintage Innovation

Vintage Innovation redefines innovation not as "new and flashy" but as "better and different." It's a mash-up of low-fi tech and new tech. It's the idea that innovation happens when teachers take a both/and approach as they empower their students in the present to prepare them for an uncertain future. Teachers ask: How do I innovate when I don't have the best technology? How can I use vintage tools, ideas, and approaches in new ways? How can I use constraints to spark creativity? This books provides answers to those questions and more!

The Mindfulness Schools Curriculum for Adolescents

A flexible set of lessons tailored to the developmental needs of adolescents, based on research in behavioral science. Arguably, no student population stands to gain more from mindfulness practice-- with its power to enhance emotion regulation, attention stability, and self- awareness-- than students between the ages of thirteen and twenty. Each lesson in this book includes a "science supplement" with research findings relevant to the practice, and handouts summarizing key aspects of the lesson that can be distributed to students.

Home | Contact Us

© 2020 The Alberta Teachers’ Association

Report a broken link